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Sunday, December 18, 2011

I wore a flannel sheet to church today!

Look what I made from a flannel sheet!  Jennifer from Seamingly Smitten asked for pattern testers for her new ruffled collar cape.  Check out some of the ones other people made! http://seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com/2011/12/womens-sewing-pattern-on-sale-now.html   My pictures did not turn out very well though.  I need a new camera for Christmas!  LOL
I originally bought this expensive material not realizing that it was not wide enough and my husband told me I had to wait until payday to buy more. 
I went to a thrift store and found a queen sized flannel sheet for a dollar!  I also cut down a dog's coat for Boots, my old cat because he is always cold, but since he is old he is smart enough to figure out how to take it off!  I used the blue band from the top of the sheet for my ruffle and the band on my hat for contrast.  I also made a matching hat!

Pippi was a big help with the measuring.  (Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice?)
For the hat, I traced around another beret I already had, and then put in a gather stitch.
I measured the blue band around my head and then with right sides together from the outside of the hat I stitched the band on. 

I then folded the band in and stitched it on.  Make sure you don't have a big lump like mine, it broke my needle!  You can find better tutorials online, but this is how I made mine.
 I used the sheet for the lining also.  It was actually quite warm!  Again, please ignore the awful pictures, I didn't have time for much makeup this morning since I was finishing up my cape before church.  Did I mention how easy and quick this pattern is?  She also has them in children's sizes too, and since it is an instant download you can make a couple for quick Christmas presents!
Check out her blog here:  http://seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com/2011/12/womens-sewing-pattern-on-sale-now.html

Merry Christmas ya'll!


LBP said...

What a great ensemble and you can't beat paying $1.00 for the fabric!

Great job!



Heather Rae said...

How cute! Thanks so much for linking up with me Monday!

Jo said...

Super cute and so creative. You look great!!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

All this for $1... great buy!!! You've made a fabulous matching set, with beret and poncho! Thanks for sharing...

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